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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Quantum (abridged audiobook) by Tom Grace
Duration: approximately 3 hours
Read by Jerry O'Connell
For once this was an abridgment to an audiobook in which I didn't feel like something important was left out.
Unfortunately, the plot and the characters in Quantum were only so-so. Jerry O'Connell read the story - and at first I thought that would be a big plus since I've liked most of the stuff that he has done. However, this time I was not impressed. Not his best work.
Nolan Kilkenny, who should be known as 'the one man army' based on his unstoppable one man's (a former Navy SEAL) performances against several teams of battle-tested, better-armed former Russian Special Forces throughout the book, is a tiresome character. Many of the supporting characters were much more interesting and I would have preferred it if some of them would have had a greater role throughout the book.
If you are a fan of Tom Clancy and want something that is similar (but not as well done) to hold you over until the next Clancy book, this may fit the bill.
This audiobook can be purchased on Amazon here: Quantum
I rate this audiobook 3 stars out of 5.
Reviewed on May 23, 2006